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Care Coordinator - Social Work

Company: La Rabida Children's Hospital
Location: Chicago
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

La Rabida Children's Hospital Care Coordinator - Social WorkerLa Rabida Children's Hospital is hiring a full-time Care Coordinator for the Outpatient Clinic in Chicago, IL. La Rabida Children's Hospital is the only hospital of its kind in Chicago. As an acute care specialty hospital, we focus on treating those with complex medical conditions, chronic illnesses, developmental disabilities, abuse and trauma. La Rabida is a place unlike any other. We understand the needs of families with children battling the most serious or complicated of conditions. With teams of the best healthcare providers in Chicago, we give continuous, comprehensive care, education and support, helping families face their unique obstacles head on. La Rabida offers rewarding job opportunities across a wide array of clinical, administrative and support service functions. If you're ready to work for an organization where caring is a way of life, you've come to the right place! Oh, and the lakefront views are spectacular too.Job Summary: The Care Coordinator- Social Worker performs various direct and indirect patient care activities which can include working directly with patients and their family that are members of the La Rabida Medical Home Program. Additionally, the Care Coordinator- Social Worker provides support for integrated care teams that provide oversight of the overall care coordination/case management for the patients within the La Rabida Outpatient Clinic. This individual will assist in maintaining external relationships with referring organizations, payers, vendors, and regulatory entities. The Care Coordinator coordinates and performs the day-to-day care coordination/social work activities and psychosocial needs for patients/families with identified needs, consistent with each patient's individualized plan of care while maintaining La Rabida standards of care, and all applicable policies and procedures. Essential Care Coordinator Functions:

  • Perform various delegated direct and indirect patient care activities which can include working directly with patients and family that are members of the La Rabida Medical Home Program.
  • Assesses psychosocial needs and utilizes interventions to enhance patient and family functioning and emotional well-being.
  • Provides telephonic or in person/in clinic crisis management as needed
  • Coordinates and performs day to day care coordination activities including providing patients with information, referrals, and assistance accessing community resources to address Social Detriments of Health, and other psychosocial/educational needs.
  • Collaborate with various providers and the Outpatient Clinic team to provide direct social work services for patients and their families including assessment of needs, crisis intervention services, conflict resolution, and assessment of barriers to improve appointment compliance and engagement.
  • Initiates child welfare reports on behalf of providers/others within the Outpatient clinic and maintains follow up with IL DCFS or other Children Services' organizations
  • Assist in maintaining external relationships with referring organizations, payers, vendors and regulatory entities. What we need from you:
    • Masters in Social Work required.
    • LCSW preferred.
    • 3 years of work with children and families required.
    • Previous care management/coordination experience in an ambulatory/hospital setting preferred.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, demonstrated knowledge of service delivery systems and resources for children and families, demonstrated ability to develop and implement plans of care, knowledge of medical social services and community services in the Chicago area preferred.
    • Organized and motivated self-starter, being able to work independently while collaborating effectively as a team member with other healthcare professionals required.
    • Experience in Microsoft Office, Word/Excel required.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with all required. What you will receive:
      • Competitive Salary
      • Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision coverage
      • Life Insurance, Disability Insurance and Accident Insurance
      • Retirement Plan - plan for your future and life after La Rabida with our tax deferred 403b plan which matches your bi-weekly contributions and has an additional annual contribution based on your W-2 earnings.
      • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) - we make sure employees have the time they need to recharge and be the best versions of themselves!
      • Tuition Reimbursement - looking to continue your education achieve a Bachelor's or Master's Degree. La Rabida Children's Hospital is very proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Conditions of Employment Required to demonstrate full vaccination status for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) with a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized or FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine; OR Qualify for a reasonable accommodation for an exemption from vaccine requirements based on a medical disability or because of a sincerely held religious belief. Additional information and instructions regarding how to request a reasonable accommodation will be provided on request at the time of selection.

Keywords: La Rabida Children's Hospital, Chicago , Care Coordinator - Social Work, Healthcare , Chicago, Illinois

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